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InnaGaddaDaVida

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The Who
« on: July 18, 2016, 04:21:48 PM »
The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bass guitarist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. They are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide and holding a reputation for their live shows and studio work.. Live appearances at Woodstock and the Isle of Wight Festival, along with the live album Live at Leeds, cemented their reputation as a respected rock act.   
The release of Who Are You in 1978 was overshadowed by the death of Moon shortly after on 9/7/1978 at age 32. On 6 September, Moon attended a party held by Paul McCartney to celebrate Buddy Holly's birthday. Returning to his flat, Moon took 32 tablets of clomethiazole which had been prescribed to combat his alcohol withdrawal. He passed out the following morning and was discovered dead later that day.

1978–83
Kenney Jones from Faces and Small Faces replaced Moon and the group resumed activity, releasing a film adaptation of Quadrophenia and the retrospective documentary The Kids Are Alright. After Townshend became weary of touring, the group split in 1982. The Who occasionally re-formed for live appearances such as Live Aid in 1985, a 25th anniversary tour in 1989 and a tour of Quadrophenia in 1996–97. They resumed regular touring in 1999, with drummer Zak Starkey. After Entwistle's death on 6/27/2002 Age 57, plans for a new album were delayed. The Who played concerts in the UK in early 2002 in preparation for a full US tour. On 27 June, the day before the first date,  Entwistle was found dead of a heart attack at 57 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. Cocaine was a contributing factor. Townshend and Daltrey continued as the Who, releasing Endless Wire in 2006, and continued to play live regularly.  Years active   1964–82, 1989, 1996–present
(one-off reunions: 1985, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1994)  In 1990, the Who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The group have a featured collection in the hall's museum, including one of Moon's velvet suits, a Warwick bass of Entwistle's, and a drumhead from 1968.
Here are some of my favorite Who songs:

I Can see For Miles    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62ZJn0cTASo

Behind Blue Eyes    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMrImMedYRo&list=RDdMrImMedYRo&start_radio=1

Won't Get Fooled Again  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIHJ9RMAVGI

Summertime Blues   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUBy4ZvpaJc

Pinball Wizard  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpGegoE3Kik

See Me Feel Me    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7AHblQ3_oM

Love Reign O'er Me    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhSdNy1snaU

Who Are You   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYb_nqU_43w

Eminence Front    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5kkcOvPW6Y

And Here's Pete Townshend and David Gilmour doing Give Blood  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeXf90OGTHE
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Re: The Who
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2016, 11:19:38 AM »
Great band. a lot of hits. Hard to believe it has been thirty four years since their last real/proper album. It's hard 1982.

Liked a few songs from that one. Eminence front being the most popular and best one. two others were.

Athena- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1s-xmwLbvE
Cry If You Want- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CEDr2EERDw

Eminence Front- Live Seattle 1982 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CEDr2EERDw

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Re: The Who
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2016, 06:22:26 PM »
I like a lot of their songs but I never got the see the Who. The 82 tour was just prior to my concert going beginnings by a few years. I would've liked to have seen that one. Didn't make that first round of farewell tours, probably cause ticket prices were too high for someone who liked to go to several concerts a year. In recent years with the never ending, I guess it's still considered the farewell tour LOL I never bothered. I would have loved to have seen them back in the 70's.
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Re: The Who
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2019, 03:23:12 PM »
The Who have announced the release of their first album of new material in thirteen years in addition to a 2019 symphonic tour. Should be interesting to see what new material they come up with.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2019/01/14/who-announce-first-new-album-13-years-and-north-american-tour/2568257002/

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Re: The Who
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2019, 04:01:18 PM »
Who are You & Eminence Front live in Bristow VA 5/11/19
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T0_YZWjAi0

Sounds pretty decent for their age.

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Re: The Who
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2019, 11:31:13 AM »

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Re: The Who
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2019, 12:13:04 PM »
That is a pretty rocking song. I'm liking that one a lot after a few listens. I didn't have much in the way of high expectations for the new music, but this one is pretty damn good and better than expected.  8)

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Re: The Who
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2019, 08:36:40 PM »
That is a pretty good and heavier sounding song. I was expecting more of a tame and acoustic leaning record. That is pretty cool and I hear some old Who songs influence going on in that song too in a good way. I like it.   
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